Hearing and vision greatly impact a child’s ability to succeed in school.
Undiagnosed hearing problems may impact a child’s ability to pay attention or follow directions, while undiagnosed vision problems may affect a child’s ability to read and learn.
The Western UP Health Department is offering free vision and hearing screenings at their Hancock office for children entering Head Start, Kindergarten, and home schooling.
Appointments are available between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm on Thursday, August 29th. To schedule an appointment or for more information, please contact the health department at 482-7382 x171.
While other community organizations provide free vision screening services, only those screenings provided by your local health department or a licensed eye care practitioner meet the Public Health Code criteria for preschool or school-age screening.